When coloring a map, I’d like to have ability to color by category and allow for multiple colors.
What is the use case?
When building a regional map, there are times when a single scale simply won’t provide the whole picture. Especially if you’re trying to layer in 2 related concepts at once.
Example: If I were an analyst at Uber and I wanted to visually answer the question (on a county grain): “Where regions have high demand, but insufficient drivers?”
The benefit of visualizing it on a regional map is that ideally at a glance I can visually see where the contiguous areas are that have high demand, but low supply.
I would create a few general categories and assign colors:
- No demand / Not serviced - Light Neutral Color
- Sufficient supply for demand - Green
- Medium demand - Yellow
- High demand and critically low supply - Dark Red
- High demand and medium low supply - Red
- High demand and slightly low supply - Light Red
(While one could probably create some sort of scoring to represent this on a scale, it’ll be significantly more effort to do)
How often would this feature be used?
Logistics companies would benefit from this, we use these types of maps on a very frequent basis.
What is the impact of this feature on your organization?